The Gig is On

Article Published: Sep. 15, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 21, 2011
The Gig is On

Chicago-based Lubriphonic brings rock ’n’ soul to the Boon Saloon Sept. 21.

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Closing out a summer that found them playing in festival fields, on street stages and, of course, in the club, Lubriphonic is set to play Boone Saloon on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in support of this year’s scorching release, “The Gig is On.”

Uniting some of Chicago’s most talented sidemen, Lubriphonic’s members have played with the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Johnson, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush and many others. Taking from these rich experiences in blues and gospel, this original project builds from the other pillars of the Windy City – funk, soul and rock ’n’ roll.

This bombastic mix of sounds and energy has been winning Lubriphonic fans all across the country – where they spend more than 230 days a year criss-crossing. This summer alone, the band has opened for Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Bruce Hornsby, as well as at big name events like the All Good Festival and Wakarusa.

Investing some of their time and energy in the studio, Lubriphonic is touring in support of this year’s earlier release, “The Gig is On.” Featuring guest keyboard parts from Ivan Neville (of Dumpstaphunk), the album showcases the broad range of sounds incorporated by the band’s members and played with all of their live energy.

Receiving broad critical acclaim on and off stage, Relix Magazine praises the band’s “superb, adventurous, diverse, simply mesmerizing instrumental work. Steeped in soul, rock, pop, and blues Lubriphonic’s members play with a tenacity and precision that sets them apart from equally proficient bands.”

Lubriphonic hits the Boone Saloon, located at 489 W. King St. in downtown Boone, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. Cover costs $5, and only those 21 and older will be admitted.
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